Don’t be like Shoplifter. Don’t be like Florida Man™
I am going to file this under “Sunday Funny” because I am a heartless bastard like that. 53-year-old Jerry Ellis Word busted a knife from its blister-packaging at Lowes, concealed it, and tried to leave the store.
He was confronted by Lowe’s loss prevention staff, but the man waved the knife in a threatening way before fleeing through the parking lot, according to police.
Police say the man ran toward the Parks Springs apartment complex at 300 Park Springs Circle, where they believe he impaled himself with the knife in the “upper arm area.” The man continued to run before police found him collapsed behind a building at the apartment complex.
He was taken to a local hospital by Plant City Fire Rescue, where he died a short time later.
Say it with me: “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes”. I have a hard time feeling too bad about this one.